SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tyler King was just 13 when his sister Chelsea set out for a run in a community park, and never returned. She was the victim of a horrific crime committed by a convicted sex offender, who later confessed and plead guilty to taking her life. Shortly thereafter, Chelsea's Law was conceived and passed in California. Chelsea King's story is known nationally as both a tragedy and source of inspiration.
Tyler King was compelled to tell Chelsea's story and is in the final stage of completing his first documentary, "Chelsea's Light: A Brother's Journey" along with two-time Emmy award-winning director, Bruce Caulk. The process of grieving, healing, and evolving will be seen from King's perspective and through the eyes of others who share the experience of losing someone they love to a sexual predator. The film is designed to raise awareness of the devastation inflicted by child predators and to highlight the fact that laws intended to protect children are not strict enough.
Today Chelsea's Light Foundation announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of the documentary. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1503868586/chelseas-light-a-brothers-journey) Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects and operates under an all-or-nothing model. Tyler's goal is to raise $50,000 in 30 days.
"The ability to spread the word quickly with such an incredibly powerful online platform is invaluable," said Tyler King. "Kickstarter will help us reach the largest audience possible in order to make this project a reality."
To pledge, please visit, Chelsea's Light www.chelseaslight.org and follow the links to Kickstarter. Through this film, Tyler King and Chelsea's Light have set out to ignite a spark to make a massive change in our society. The documentary is the first step in inspiring our nation to rise up, as one powerful voice, to ensure we protect our children.
About Chelsea's Light Foundation
Chelsea King was raped and murdered by a violent, known sexual predator that had several parole violations at the time of her murder. From this tragedy the King family chose hope over grief and rage, and created Chelsea's Light Foundation. The foundation was established in 2010 to unite and lead people who are passionate about protecting children and inspiring positive change in their communities. For more information, visit chelseaslight.org
About Chelsea's Shield
Chelsea's Law passed in 2011 as a result of unanimous bipartisan support. Chelsea's Shield, was created to protect our children from sexual violence through legislative reform, education and community engagement. For more information, visit chelseasshield.org
Chelsea's Light Foundation
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